Natalie Warne, is an activist and TED speaker who at the age of 17, decided to postpone formal education for the opportunity to work for the humanitarian aid organization, Invisible Children. What began as a five-month internship resulted in Natalie producing award-winning international human rights awareness campaigns that landed her a lobbying role in DC and a TED talk on engaging youth in social justice that has been viewed nearly a million times. Natalie has mobilized youth through innovative nationwide programs and her work has been featured on CNN, NPR and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Natalie was asked to produce documentary pieces on women who had survived the Rwandan Genocide. Her time in Rwanda lead her to work as a producer for the MacArthur Foundation and to this day, she has spoken to more than 450 different audiences and over 60,000 people worldwide about her journey from teenager to global activist for entities and brands such as U.S. Department of State, Apple, SAP, The Boys and Girls Club of America, Amnesty International and many more. Her message on social justice, race and equality for all is both riveting and inspiring and is influenced by her childhood growing up in the inner-city of Chicago surrounded by a family of activists who worked tirelessly towards social change in their community. Natalie is currently based in Los Angeles.